Altenew Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

April 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm 54 comments

Hello lovely friends, it’s time for another blog hop- this time celebrating the new Spring Themed die release from Altenew. I have loved playing around with this collection! If you’ve arrived from Joylita Dsouza’s blog, then a big hello! If you want to start at the very beginning then do head over to the Altenew Card Blog.

There are so many die sets to choose from. I’m beginning with the Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set. I love the quirky style and thought I’d outline the set with grey and use some pastel-ly colours (which is really unlike me!).

The set is really detailed and is great because you need to do very little to your design. I’ve simply backed a card blank with black cardstock and added some faux stitching with white gel pen and a few little dots.

Next up is a real combo card- using a mash up of 3 sets; Circular Elements, Slim Sentiments and Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set.

If you want to see the whole release- do go over to the Altenew Store here and for the bundle

This ended up as a shaker card; I just love the graphic style of the circles contrasted with the soft florals. Granted, I probably won’t make many combo shakers, but these sets will have so many uses. The circle die will make amazing aperture cards and I can see lots of cards and scrapbook projects with softly falling clusters of flowers.

There are some Free Gifts to celebrate the release, and keep reading for the Giveaway.

Here are TWO ways to get a FREEBIE to kickstart your creativity! Free gift will be added to cart automatically. 

  • Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Die Release Bundle. Shop HERE!
  • Get a FREE brand-new Suddenly Spring Stand-alone Dies Release Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 04/19/2021 through 04/21/2021. Shop HERE!

The next project is using two sets; Decorative Swirls Die Set & the Fancy Kisses Die .

I used the leaves a little like feathers; die cutting from white cardstock, partially inking on some Distress Ink and then adding some black dots. The Kisses die is cut from black glitter cardstock (why does it never show up on photos?!).

Before I show you my last project and send you to the next stop on the blog hop, I must tell you about the fabulous Giveaway.

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 04/25/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/27/2021.

Onto my last project…

This is using the new Mantel Decor Spring die. It’s the perfect partner to the Modern Fireplace Layering Die but can be used perfectly by itself. I wanted to give the illusion of a shelf that the elements were resting on, so dug out my Thin Frame 3D set and trimmed it down a little to fit my card base. Adding some watercolour wash to the background gives it a soft spring time vibe. For the ‘pictures’ I just added in some stamped flowers and foliage from the Billowing Blossoms stamp set. The Mantel Decor Spring die set is very versatile, I trimmed down one of the frames slightly to make a square frame- very easy to do!

I hope you loved seeing some of these new dies, they will really ignite your creativity!

Next up is the lovely Laura Jane, so do continue hopping to see some amazing inspiration on the rest of the blogs.

Keren x

(Some links are affiliated which cost you nothing but give me a little extra to help continue creating!). Full links to all the participants in the blog below x

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Emily Midgett

Amanda Baldwin

Amber Rain Davis

Michelle Short

Therese Calvird

Dana Joy

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Laurie Willison

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Kymona Tracey

Carol Hintermeier

Nicole Watt

Joylita Dsouza

Keren Baker

LauraJane

Reiko Tsuchida

Sandhya Iyer

Seeka

Agnieszka Małyszek

Teresa Litchfield

Tenia Nelson

Svitlana Shayevich

Terri Koszler

Tricia Schaden

Yoonsun Hur

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54 Comments Add your own

  • 2. Susie A  |  April 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Great cards with a lot of creativity…some simply done, others more detailed. It reaches every design style. Thanks for sharing.

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  • 3. conil  |  April 19, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Incredibly beautiful examples using this new release. Fell in love with the cover die, mantel and those gorgeous leaves (never failed to love any leaves). All extraordinary cards…from you I expect nothing less.

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  • 4. Maureen R  |  April 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Amazing cards!!! I love your shelf card!!

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  • 5. Linda BL  |  April 19, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Really like the first card. Love the gray outline and I love pastels! Unusual but so pretty.

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  • 6. Ruth  |  April 19, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Wow! How do they do it with their dies? The detail is amazing – and how you can make the flowers work like that. Beautiful!

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  • 7. Joni J. Seith  |  April 19, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    I love the soft colors of the flowers on the stark black background. The contrast is lovely!

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  • 8. Dee Earnshaw  |  April 19, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    oh my – your cards samples are just stunning – so creative and inspirational

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  • 9. Bonnie Johnson  |  April 19, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Your cards are amazing!

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  • 10. Gayle P  |  April 19, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Love your use of black in each card. Really makes them pop!

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  • 11. artemistoo  |  April 19, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    These are lovely, but the vases on the shelf are just perfect!

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  • 12. Nandini  |  April 19, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    All the cards are beautiful. The last is my favorite, though. I just love the pretty scene you have created.

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  • 13. roxanne tellini  |  April 19, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    These are all cute cards! I do like the pastels on the whimsical garden card, especially with the iron grey outline. It looks like stained glass.

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  • 15. Vickie S Davis  |  April 19, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Such great cards from this release! Thanks for inspiring us all.

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  • 16. dorothyayotte  |  April 19, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Beautiful cards. My favorite is the mantel card- I just love miniatures and this looks so fun to make! (and receive LOL)

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  • 17. bernietk  |  April 19, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Love how the flowers stand out in the first card against that black background!

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  • 18. Talitha Wright  |  April 19, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    These are really great cards. The mantel card is my favorite

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  • 19. mdmouse1  |  April 20, 2021 at 12:14 am

    I love all of these but that first one with that black background is amazing! Really makes it pop!

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  • 20. barbara lassiter  |  April 20, 2021 at 1:10 am

    I love the first card the best, but all are creative and well done!

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  • 21. geminigirl68  |  April 20, 2021 at 2:33 am

    Your poppy outline card is stunning against the black background!

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  • 22. Meghan Kennihan  |  April 20, 2021 at 2:35 am

    I love how the flowers POP from the dark background and great kisses card!

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  • 23. Nicki Baxley  |  April 20, 2021 at 2:42 am

    Love this mantel card that you made!

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  • 24. Mary Ann Reilly  |  April 20, 2021 at 3:28 am

    Your cards are so pretty and always unique. I think the mantel card is my favorite – it just made me smile and feels like home.

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  • 25. Jill Rauenhorst  |  April 20, 2021 at 3:36 am

    All the cards are way beautiful and creative, but I love the first card with the black background. Lovely.

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  • 26. Denise Bryant  |  April 20, 2021 at 4:30 am

    Beautiful cards! I am loving the new floral designs! Your card with the Mini Flower Cluster is a fave!

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  • 27. Marisela Delgado  |  April 20, 2021 at 6:06 am

    Gorgeous!

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  • 28. mjmarmo  |  April 20, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Simply lovely! This hop is filled with inspiration!

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  • 29. joni52  |  April 20, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Absolutely amazing designs!

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  • 30. Rachelle Arcaro  |  April 20, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    I love how you used that circle die to make the shaker card.
    Hugs from Canada! 🇨🇦

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  • 31. Brenda Lee N  |  April 20, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Love the peach and blue colors.

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  • 32. Lauryne Cunningham  |  April 20, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! The flowers look stunning against the dark background!

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  • 33. Kristine Boydstun  |  April 20, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    Lovely cards! I love the kisses card the most. What a great technique to brush the edges of the leaves.

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  • 34. Sharon Gullikson  |  April 20, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    I especially like how the greyed colors look with the black background. It looks awesome!

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  • 35. Donna Walls  |  April 21, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Gorgeous cards, thanks for the inspiration!

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  • 36. Liz O.  |  April 21, 2021 at 1:49 am

    fabulous cards Karen! Love them all, you did an outstanding job showcasing the new dies. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • 37. Sandra Baggarly  |  April 21, 2021 at 2:33 am

    So many creative cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  • 38. Linda Conway  |  April 21, 2021 at 4:41 am

    I was already wowed by your cards and then bam! your last card really got me excited! I want this to be my mantle, lol. Thank you

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  • 39. Kathy R  |  April 21, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    Love all the cards, the pastel on black is gorgeous, and unique use of circle die to make shaker card, the leaves and kisses card is simple but elegant, and then the adorable mantel card perfect for spring. Thanks for sharing.

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  • 40. Sarah B  |  April 21, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    All your cards are so detailed and imaginative! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  • 41. Cyndi Morris  |  April 21, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one — amazing!

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  • 42. Elizabeth Kuhn  |  April 22, 2021 at 7:34 am

    The faux stitching is adorable around the edges of the first card, and am in love with the shaker card. I am a complete sucker for a good shaker card.

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  • 43. Inkin' Chickie  |  April 22, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Great combinaitons. I like the color ideas of the last two projects.

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  • 44. Sam Burnett  |  April 22, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Great cards – loved the mantel card! So clever!

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  • 45. Lois K  |  April 23, 2021 at 1:07 am

    Gorgeous cards love the colors you used on your first card.

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  • 46. Gayle Hicks  |  April 23, 2021 at 3:57 am

    Very nice cards.

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  • 47. Andre M.  |  April 23, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Four phenomenal cards with the release, I especially love your use of the Circular Elements on the second design. Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

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  • 48. Lindsey Fabian  |  April 24, 2021 at 5:53 am

    Oh, your creativity knows no bounds. Fantastic artistry.

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  • 49. SSchmidt  |  April 24, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    That mantel is so adorable

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  • 50. Rochelle Dalton  |  April 25, 2021 at 12:25 am

    I love that adorable little shelf! Everything looks like it quite belongs the way you laid it out. I’m wanting the decorative swirls die now too. Lol.

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  • 51. kellenamo  |  April 25, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Ooh! ThT first card is fantastic! Love the layout and the color choices!

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  • 52. MaggieJ  |  April 25, 2021 at 1:45 am

    Really stunning cards!

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  • 53. Robi Wax  |  April 25, 2021 at 2:06 am

    So beautiful! I love that mantle set and the blossoms.

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  • 54. Tasfiah Obaid  |  April 25, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Beautiful cards, I specially love the last one, it’s so subtly pretty!

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